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Old 10/28/2008, 01:31 PM   #1
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Mustang Storage, Garage Lift?

I'm considering a 4 post lift to make more room in my garage. The end of driving season is upon us here in MO, so I'll be buttoning up the CS soon. I was wondering if anyone uses a storage "lift" in their garage. I've searched the internet and there are several but I have no idea about quality or ease of use and features. Anyone out there have a recommendation?

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Old 10/28/2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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I ordered a backyardbuddy.com lift that should be here in 6 weeks. Not cheap but it seems to be very well built and I have never heard anything bad about them. Buy it once instead of going cheap and buying it twice.

$4500 plus ship for the basic model. drip pans, jack tray and casters added about $800. shipping was $500. I will have someone put it together for me and they said about $400ish.

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Old 10/28/2008, 04:54 PM   #3
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I guess I went cheap, with a brand called "Direct Lift". It cost me $2200 shipped and came with drip trays, jack tray and castors. I've had it about 4 years now with no problems. It doesn't get run up and down very often, because it's mainly for storage, but I have used it for some other work and have no complaints. You can PM Arlie if you want and get his private opinion. He saw it when he was here.

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PS, I put it together myself, but used the trolley hoist on my ceiling or probably would've needed a case of beer, several pounds of BBQ burgers and a few friends.

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Old 10/28/2008, 06:46 PM   #4
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When purchasing a lift, be very aware of where your garage door is WHEN IT'S OPEN, and where you position the lift. I've seen more than a few lifts that are not usable because of the open garage door restricting the height.

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Old 10/29/2008, 07:44 PM   #5
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Thanks Jason, Steve and Dave. I appreciate it!

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Old 10/29/2008, 08:14 PM   #6
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Check the pages of auto trader, there are a number of adds there with different styles, prices and sizes.
I have been thinking of one of these also.
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Old 10/29/2008, 09:16 PM   #7
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Please tell me the minimum height needed in a garage in order to have this kind of storage solution. Never knew you could stack them!

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Old 10/30/2008, 04:35 AM   #8
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Please tell me the minimum height needed in a garage in order to have this kind of storage solution. Never knew you could stack them!
My shop has 10' walls and a vaulted ceiling to 12' (HOA wouldn't let me build higher than 1 story and this is the most I could squeeze through). I would say a 12' ceiling is the minimum if you're going to stack them, and as was pointed out previously, that would be about 11'6" to the door when it's open.

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Old 10/30/2008, 04:43 AM   #9
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My shop has 10' walls and a vaulted ceiling to 12' (HOA wouldn't let me build higher than 1 story and this is the most I could squeeze through). I would say a 12' ceiling is the minimum if you're going to stack them, and as was pointed out previously, that would be about 11'6" to the door when it's open.

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backyardbuddy told me you need the height of two cars plus about a foot or less. I have 10 feet 2 inches in my garage at the lowest point because I have a beam that goes across my garage ceiling toward the garage door side. I will most likely have to back my top car on it to have the cab of the car toward the front of the garage cause I have 12 feet there. I had to have a special garage door opener in stalled that has the motor on the side compared to the drop down in the middle regular ones.

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Old 10/30/2008, 05:12 AM   #10
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Just found this thread.

I bought one last year for my backyard barn. I researched a few weeks first. My ceiling is a little low...about 11-12 ft. I found alot of cheap ones (1700-1900) but they were made in China.

I went w/ the WORTH brand...Low Clearance...(cables run on the floor w/a steel cover...post are only about 10'. I think the total was about $2400 & included a transmission jack on wheels. I installed it myself (by myself)!!

WORTH is located in Mansfield, TX. After I talked w/a local rep., the President of Worth called me directly to see if I had any questions before making a decision.

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